Happenings: Underwater Archaeology on ABC

Underwater archaeology project
to air on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Underwater shot of two divers lifting canon from shipwreck

Underwater archaeologists excavate an iron cannon from the shipwreck.

If you love Bobcats and buccaneers, you may want to tune in to the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show on July 24, 25 and 26.

On each of those days, the late-night show on ABC plans on airing 90-second segments about the efforts of an archaeological team in Panama that has recovered artifacts from what is believed to be the shipwreck of the infamous pirate Captain Henry Morgan.

The team, led by Texas State underwater archaeologist Frederick Hanselmann, has been working at the site since 2008. So far, the team has collected six iron cannons from the wreckage, which is in shallow waters surrounding the Lajas Reef near the mouth of the Chagres River.

Several of Morgan’s ships are believed to have slammed into the reef before sinking in 1671, as Morgan and his fleet were preparing to raid the original site of Panama City.

Learn more about the excavation on the Center for Archaeological Studies website, and watch a short video about the discovery below.

2 responses to “Happenings: Underwater Archaeology on ABC

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